Affordable Aftermarket Upgrades for Under $200

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Luxury Car Audio and More Are Accessible at New Jersey’s Auto Image

If you have discerning taste when it comes to high-performance and luxury vehicles, then you’ve likely chosen a car model from outstanding brands like Audi, Tesla, Mercedes, BMW, and more. And although these cars are equipped with more than standard bells and whistles that make driving a great experience.

But what if you want to slowly add cost-effective upgrades to your ride? Auto Image, with locations in Brick and East Brunswick, New Jersey, can help you out. Our offerings under $200 for parts and equipment make a big difference in how you drive your car or show it off to friends and family. Keep in mind that professional installation, such as for car audio or window tint, may still be necessary.

Keep reading for six of the most affordable aftermarket upgrades under $200 in New Jersey.

Speaker Upgrades for Your Car Audio System

If you’re looking to spend only a little bit on upgrading your car audio, then a new speaker could be what you need. Replace individual factory speakers in your luxury car one at a time, so you eventually turn your ride into a mobile stereo system without emptying your pockets in a single visit to Auto Image.

We recommend starting with your subwoofer for the greatest impact and offer a selection of budget subs that you can hear for yourself in our stores in Brick and East Brunswick.

Amp Up Your Luxury Car Audio

One of the simplest steps for beefing up your factory car audio system is to get a new amplifier. Most aftermarket amplifiers for car stereos perform better than the one your car came with, even those at lower prices.

By choosing a basic amplifier from a brand like Alpine or Kenwood, your stereo will sound more powerful and clear without breaking the bank. Watch for sales at Auto Image to get the best deal on a higher-end amplifier by following us on Facebook.

Vinyl Wrap on Side Mirrors

Vinyl wraps cover your car’s original paint to tailor the color and style to your preferences. Although a full car wrap will run you more than $200 (but less than custom paint), you could change the color of only certain parts of your ride.

May we suggest your side-view mirrors? This subtle change adds a pop of color or a texture to what would otherwise be a normal-looking part of your luxury car. Consider a color that contrasts your car’s paint job, or opt for the matte version of your car’s shiny finish.

At Auto Image, we use 3M vinyl because it’s long-lasting and durable despite New Jersey’s sometimes harsh weather, so your affordable upgrade is worth the investment.

Paint Protection Film on Door Handle Pockets

Although a full paint protection film application exceeds your $200 budget, you can still add this protective coating to certain parts of your luxury vehicle.

The most affordable paint protection film is applied to the door handle pockets, where keys, long fingernails, and jewelry leave behind scratches. This film provides a protective layer that blocks minor scratches and chips. It can even be removed without damaging your paint when it’s time to upgrade to a full-body paint protection film, or if you’re planning to trade in your vehicle.

Basic Dash Cam

Capture every moment that you’re behind the wheel with a basic dash camera in your luxury car. Dash cams face the roadway and record video of your drive and the drivers around you. In the event of an accident, you have evidence of who was at fault, which can help with insurance payout battles.

The most basic dash cams auto-record and save video to a micro-SD card, but more expensive dash cams come with other features, such as cloud recording, front- and rear-facing views, and much more.

Basic Rear Seat Entertainment System

A simple rear seat entertainment system keeps backseat passengers quiet and entertained on long road trips – or just short drives to the grocery store. Your passengers can watch their favorite video on a basic rear seat entertainment system that straps to the headrest.

These basic systems are affordable for almost everyone and can be easily moved between family vehicles, into rental cars, or on flights to and from family vacation.]

Where to Get Professional Installation for Car Audio, Paint Protection Film, and More

New Jersey luxury car drivers choose Auto Image for all their aftermarket vehicle upgrades because of our long history of perfect installations, quality equipment, and best prices.

Find an Auto Image location nearest you to start shopping for upgrades for your BMW, Volvo, Infiniti, Lexus, and more:

437 NJ-18, East Brunswick, NJ 08816; (732) 254-2727
10 Chambers Bridge Rd., Brick Township, NJ 08723; (732) 920-0606